I am a very lucky man to have such good friends who bustle around to help me in times of crisis.I don’t like to single anyone out, but on today of all days I would like to would particularly like to thank Andy Phillipson, Graham Inglis, Alan Dearling and Martin Eve. We are living in an increasingly nasty and complicated world, and one of the side effects of it becoming more nasty and complicated is that - oh so often - we see people choosing (often because they have no choice in the matter) to fight their own corners rather than pull together for the common good.
Next week’s Weird Weekend will go ahead as planned, and as always it will be testament to the hard work of a team of people who have chosen to buck the trend and pull together in a common cause. Whether or not there will ever be another is still up in the air, and will be something that I will not decide upon lightly, either way. But whatever happens, thank you my dear friends for the love and assistance you have so freely given.
Well, six white horses that you did promise
Were fin’lly delivered down to the penitentiary
But to live outside the law, you must be honest
I know you always say that you agree
But where are you tonight, sweet Marie?
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Gonzo Magazine #194
We interview the lovely Liz Lenten from Auburn, Doug goes to see Adele, John goes to Alaska to watch whales and goes to see the Crazy World of Arthur Brown in the meantime. Alan goes to Kozfest, Jeremy goes to see Blue Oyster Cult, Jon muses on unreleased Pink Floyd and reviews a book by Bill Drummond. Truly this is a massively groovy magazine!
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a thrilling and slightly disturbing episode of Xtul. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons outside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, RAZ Band, Viv Stanshall, biG GRunt, Ringo Starr, U2, Elton John, Peter Hook, Joy Division, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, AC/DC, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Elliot Teichberg (Elliott Tiber), Leslie Hulme (Ken Barrie), The Boomtown Rats, Karnataka, Rick Wakeman, Liz Lenten, Auburn, Adele, Alan Dearling, Kozfest, The Trolleymen, Tea Project, Fijian, Mike Howlett, Cary Grace, Phaselock, Sendelica, Hawklords, Sacred Geometry Band, Gong, John Brodie-Good, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Jeremy Smith, Blue Oyster Cult, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Hawkwind, Xtul, Bill Drummond, Spectrum, It Flew Away, Capt. Matchbox & Langford Lever, Jack White, The Grateful Dead, Neil Nixon, Dame Barbara Cartland
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 193 (Genre Peak)
Issue 192 (Rick Wakeman and Brian May)
Issue 191 (Karnataka)
Issue 190 (Erik Norlander)
Issue 189 (Rick Wakeman at the O2)
Issue 187/8 (Yer holiday special)
Issue 186 (Beatles)
Issue 185 (Judge Smith)
Issue 184 (Mick Abrahams)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
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* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 56 who - together with an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two small kittens, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the infantile orange cat, and the adventurous kittens?